(FOX 11) - Authorities in Northern California are searching for a woman captured in disturbing surveillance video throwing her dog on the ground.
The video, originally posted Dec. 19 on Facebook, is home surveillance video taken in Fairfield, Calif. with more than 120,000 views. It was posted by user David Shields and shows a woman violently throwing a pug on the ground.
Warning: The video may be disturbing to some viewers.
BRANDI CHIN of Fairfield Pennsylvania st. If this isn't animal abuse I don't know what is.Posted by David Shields on Saturday, December 19, 2015
Officials with the Solano's Humane Animal Services told FOX40 the agency knows who the woman throwing the pug is, identified as Brandi Chin, and are currently trying to locate her.
Investigators believe this wasn't the first time the dog was abused.
"We are currently looking for her at this time. She is, from what I understand, hiding from us," Sergeant Michael Ramirez told the local station. "She was recently seen walking down a business district in Fairfield, and she apparently had the dog by the tail and she was swinging it around."
Officials said the pug, named Ben, was hurt during a heated argument between the woman and her boyfriend.
"We are looking to file animal cruelty charges against her and have this dog removed from her because the dog doesn't deserve that," Ramirez told FOX40.
Anyone who knows Chin's whereabouts was asked to call the Fairfield Police Department at (707) 428-7300.